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A few days ago I had an interesting conversation with a guy I had chatted back and forth with. We had been messaging back and forth for awhile, so then we finally decided to have a phone conversation. The conversation covered the usual topics( name, age, interests, etc,) but he took it upon himself to ask me “Are you looking for a relationship or are you looking for love?” I hadn’t had someone pose the question in that fashion, so I told him “I’m looking for love. Well not looking, but open to the idea of letting it happen.”

It’s hard to say that I’m looking for love, because I’m not really looking. Of course I put myself in a position to meet new men and embark on a journey of friendship, connections, and perhaps provocative flirting here and there. But I can’t say that I’m on a hunt for love. I don’t think love should be something that you have to hunt for and be on the lookout with an open eye, yet rather it should be a natural progression of bonding. I suppose that bounding takes place in the form of a relationship, but according to that guy a relationship and love are two different things.

You can fall in love with someone without being in a relationship (friends do it all the time) but I understood what he was trying to say. It’s one thing to have a relationship just for the sake of it, however a relationship can simply be a status, whereas love can be a life-changing emotion, an abstract expression, and a state of euphoria. I think we’ve all as human beings have had some point in our life where we were in a relationship just because. It’s not like we were hoping to fall in love. Things went day by day. Things were said and done, but they might not have meant a great deal. Young & Foolish.

I’ve had some good relationships but I don’t think I’ve been madly in true love. But I’m young and still on a journey. Some people find their true love right off the back, and others have a lot of soul searching to do. As I grow to love myself I grow closer to the possibility of meeting someone that I’d want to give my love to. Wait…but what exactly is love? It seems like such an antiquated question, yet it’s apparently quite relevant. People around the world are still trying to fulfill this internal desire to bond with one person emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I think that even though a lot of people might enjoy dating around and having various physical partners (that’s not my thing,) they may be intrinsically searching for that one to eventually settle down with (marriage, long term commitment, etc.) This exploration of love and human connection is where The Love Project comes into the equation.

Have you heard about it? If you’re an avid Facebook user then you might have seen an advertisement on the sidebar: The Love Project Official Facebook Page At first I thought it was this charity for AIDS or some type of cause, but then I clicked on the ad and immediately fell in love with the concept. The Love Project is an online discussion/forum with videos, commentary, and advice on all things related to love. The goal is to bring everyone together in a positive environment using social media (videos, messaging, tweeting, etc) to discuss love, what love is, and an assortment of questions.

The page was first launched on December 1st and it’s already receiving quite the buzz. Relationships, dating, sex, and love are always going to be topics that people are going to discuss. It always seems to come up in conversations. Shoot, last night I was on the phone listening to someone express to me their discontent with insecure woman and the perils of trying to find a secure woman that is worthy of his love. I don’t really have issues or complaints of that nature when it comes to love. My thing is I just haven’t found that man who kisses my soul. A man who inspires me to crave him spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Just haven’t found that chemistry right now, so I’ve been single for almost a year.

I suppose I’m not on a journey to find a relationship, but I do desire love. A love that is unexpected, natural, and not forced. I can’t really sit here and say exactly what love is, but you know it when it majestically infuses into your life at the right time & place. Love isn’t a cute four letter word that little kids scribble in crayon, it should be a phantasmagorical heart pounding emotion.  Now, that is a phantasmagoria of love….

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For more thoughts on love, visit The Love Project’s website for videos on a variety of topics and answers from everyday people. You can even submit your own videos. Check it out!

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Flexible Guidelines and Not a Concrete List

Proverbs 18:22 says that ” He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” The scripture always keeps me hopeful on the adventures of love. I’m a Christian and I strongly believe in the Bible and the teachings within it. This principle can be applied to anyone, even if you don’t practice Christianity. A man knows when he finds the women he wants to be with, and it isn’t up to women to go crazy searching for Mr. Right. With that being said, I’m not suggesting as women we should sit complacently in the house hoping Mr. Right will knock on the door. Sounds like a Lifetime movie to me, except Mr. Right is the new neighbor from out-of-town who stalks you and you end up having a knife fight the last five minutes of the movie. Haha, I’m definitely not talking about that guy. You want to make sure you appear available (not slutty or desperate) but willing to mingle and you have to place yourself in environments around people( school, work, hobbies, gym,etc. )

 So once you put yourself out there and are hopeful that Mr. Right will find you, you also have to know what your definition of Mr. Right is for you( not what your girl friends think or your mother). Guidelines should be realistically flexible and not a concrete list that one man couldn’t fathom living up to. Tall, dark, and handsome may not be in one package. He may be handsome on the short side. That’s just hypothetical, for some people (like myself) height is a definite that a man must possess. In my defense, I am 5′ 11” and with heels 6’1” or 6’3”, so I don’t feel comfortable with a man shorter than myself. I like the height to balance itself out and I’m mainly attracted too and get hit on by men who are taller then me. I have dated a few shorter men, but they constantly complained about my  height and wished I was shorter. Waste of time to be with someone who can’t appreciate my height, so I just stick to the tall men who I encounter.

Physical looks such as facial features aren’t on my list of guidelines, because that would be picky and weird if I had a detailed list of what I want Mr. Right’s face to look like from the eyes to the lips. I’m not a plastic surgeon! Chemistry isn’t predetermined it is a magical spark that is either present or lacking. You never know who is going to cross your path, so don’t discount him because he has glasses or his lips are too small (even though I do like nice full lips like them C Breezy lips lol)…I’m just saying don’t try to formulate an image of what he will look like.

Life is random and dating is the most random circumstance. However, having some guidelines does help weed out the men that have the possibility of being right and the men who just don’t measure up. So what attributes make up your idea of Mr. Right? Or for those men out there possibility reading… your Mrs. Right. I know that my basic guidelines have helped me avoid unneccessary drama and headache, and continue on the path to knowing when Mr. Right has found me. As long as you have an idea of what your Mr. Right may possibility be like, then you’re a step closer to being found and satisfied with the finder.